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Minnesota Family Physician Awarded Prestigious Teaching Honor

Thursday, August 4, 2011  
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LEAWOOD, Kans. – Jennifer L. Budd, D.O., a practicing family physician in North St. Paul, Minn. is among a select group of physicians honored by the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation for her commitment to education in the field of family medicine. Dr. Budd was selected to receive a 2011 Pfizer Teacher Development Award based on her scholastic achievement, leadership qualities and dedication to family medicine.

"Pfizer Teacher Development Awards spotlight the best of our profession: those in active practice who give of themselves to teach, mentor, and inspire residents and students. Tomorrow’s family doctors and their patients will be better because of their efforts. My congratulations to Dr. Budd and my thanks to Pfizer for preserving the noble tradition of the clinician-teacher,” said Richard G. Roberts, M.D., J.D., AAFP Foundation President.

Dr. Budd is currently a part-time instructor at the St. Joseph Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, University of Minnesota, where she will be recognized for this achievement during a ceremony held by her teaching center. Dr. Budd earned her medical degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and is a graduate of the University of Minnesota St. Joseph Hospital Family Medicine Residency program.

The Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians is a professional association of approximately 3,000 family physicians, family medicine residents and medical students organized to assist family physicians in providing quality medical care in Minnesota. The MAFP is the largest medical specialty organization in Minnesota and is a state chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians, one of the largest national medical organizations in the United States with more than 103,000 members.

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